Xiamen International School (XIS) was established in August, 1997 and is located on the southern coast of China in Fujian Province. XIS was the first international school in Fujian Province to be authorized by the Ministry of Education to accept expatriate students. It is rapidly joining the ranks of the world's finest schools according to international school standards and employs credentialed teachers and administrators from around the world, including the United States, Canada, Great Britain and China. XIS also employs local assistant teachers for each of the elementary homerooms. The school offers a PreK-12, high quality International Baccalaureate curriculum to students from twenty-nine different countries and regions including the United States, Taiwan, Korea, Australia, England, Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia ,Saudi Arabia ,Mexico and Japan. XIS has been pleased to have high school graduating classes since 2001.


The goal of XIS is to encourage students to become quality-minded individuals who maintain high levels of academic achievement while developing proficiency in technology. In addition, our students develop an appreciation and understanding of culture, fine arts, and the humanities. Students are also guided to develop attitudes and behaviors associated with maintaining a healthy lifestyle. XIS is authorized to offer all three levels of the International Baccalaureate program: Primary Years (Grades PK-5), Middle Years Program (Grades 6-10) and Diploma (Grades 11-12).


XIS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Upon graduation, our students enter colleges and universities with full acceptance of all records and academic credits. Over 4000 schools and institutes from the western portion of the United States and areas of the Pacific Rim, China and Southeast Asia have been accredited by WASC, including Stanford University, the University of California, and the University of Southern California.


XIS moved to its current campus in June, 2002. The full-featured facility is over 30,000 square meters in size and includes a gymnasium, a soccer field, a running track, three basketball courts and an indoor swimming pool. There is also a library, science labs, IT labs and a large cafeteria that can accommodate all students and staff.